A satellite of the earth is revolving in a circular orbit with a uniform speed v. if the gravitational force suddenly disappears, the satellite will

Q: A satellite of the earth is revolving in a circular orbit with a uniform speed v. if the gravitational force suddenly disappears, the satellite will

(a) Continuous to move with velocity v along the original orbit

(b) Move with a velocity v, tangentially to the original orbit

(c) Fall down with increasing velocity

(d) Ultimately come to rest somewhere on the original orbit

Ans: (b)